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· October, 2014

Stories about Censorship from October, 2014

31 October 2014

How Young, Independent Women are Making a Space for Themselves in Pakistan's Music Industry

Young and independent female artists must chart their own paths in a country with few formal music schools, where music is a skill traditionally passed from generation to generation.

30 October 2014

Anti-Censorship Play Receives Surprise Approval From Lebanon's Censors

Locked in a two-year battle with Lebanon’s General Security bureau, playwright Lucien Bourjeily never imagined his verbatim “docuplay” about the censorship process would make it past the censors.

27 October 2014

Russia Step Ups Censorship of ISIS Social Media Content

RuNet EchoAdvox

The move to forbid ISIS’s media content joins a trend of growing Internet surveillance and censorship in Russia, but the feasibility of weakening ISIS by targeting social media is questionable.

23 October 2014

Brazilian Bloggers Claim Presidential Candidate is Trying to Censor His Critics on YouTube

Advox

Users with similar names and similarly scant Internet histories have made intellectual rights claims against two YouTube videos that cast a negative light on presidential candidate Aécio Neves.

22 October 2014

Venezuela: Twitter Users Detained After Socialist Party Deputy is Slain

Advox

Numerous Twitter users have been detained by Venezuelan police in recent weeks, all on accusations linking them to the assassination of Socialist Party Deputy Robert Serra.

21 October 2014

Cyber Attack Downs Mozambique's @Verdade News Site on Election Day

Advox

The attack began on the eve of the election and managed to bring down the site just as polls closed and votes were being counted.

Russian Opposition Leaders Support Ukraine, But Crimea Is Not Coming Back

RuNet Echo

Russia’s leading opposition figures Alexey Navalny and Mikhail Khodorkovsky have a message for Ukrainians: Crimea is gone, and Ukraine is not getting it back.

20 October 2014

Russians, Rejoice! The Long-Awaited ‘Meduza’ News Portal Has Arrived!

RuNet Echo

A cross between news aggregation and independent reporting, "Meduza" is the coolest thing to hit online Russian journalism in recent memory.

16 October 2014

With Just Over 50 Entries, Kremlin Blogger Registry Gets No Love

RuNet Echo

Russia's new blogger law requires popular bloggers to register with the state, but only 52 entries have been added to the registry since it started operations over two months ago.

15 October 2014

Journal from an Ethiopian Prison: The Maekelawi Ceremony

Advox

"We could not carry on surviving the hell of Maekelawi. We ended up telling our interrogators what they wanted to hear."

Facebook's Zuckerberg Promotes Greater Internet Access in Indonesia

Advox

Indonesia has one of the biggest and most active social media communities in the world -- and Mark Zuckerberg wants to get in on the action.

As The Kremlin's Media Crackdown Continues, Blogs Might Be The Final Casualty

RuNet EchoAdvox

With independent online media closing down or moving abroad, Russian bloggers may now be facing even greater pressure from the Kremlin, as their freedom has shrunk dramatically.

Journal from an Ethiopian Prison: Testimony of Befeqadu Hailu

Advox

Original testimony from Befeqadu Hailu, one of four Global Voices members currently jailed in Ethiopia.

13 October 2014

How Two Tibetan Musicians Created a Novel and Forbidden Collaboration Through the Internet

By communicating through the internet, Tibetan exile musician Techung and internal Tibetan blogger Woeser were able to create a song that reaches across borders while calling attention to them.

Will the Right to Be Forgotten Inspire Repressive Regimes to Expand Internet Censorship?

Advox

“These governments will take advantage from this directive. Powerful people will be able to hide disgraceful actions for their own e-reputation," says Tunisian Internet advocate Dhouha Ben Youssef.

8 October 2014

With an Eye on China's Future, Mainlanders Brave Arrest to Support Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

At least 34 activists in China had been arrested. Some in mainland China hope a win for democracy in Hong Kong will mean democratic development at home.

7 October 2014

Macedonian Appellate Court Confirms Defamation Verdict for Independent Magazine

Freedom of media suffered another blow in Macedonia when the appellate court confirmed that Fokus magazine must pay almost 9,000 euros to a high government official in a defamation suit.

Facebook Weighs In on the Ukraine-Russia Takedown Dispute

RuNet EchoAdvox

RuNet Echo talks with Facebook about content takedowns, community standards, and the social media war in Ukraine, where users on all sides resort to desperate measures.

6 October 2014

Why Singapore Artists Rejected the Government's Self-Censorship Scheme

Singapore’s decision to ban a political documentary has renewed the debate over the country's policies that undermine the freedom of artists.

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